Pope Francis has sounded the alarm about the increasing number of kidnappings in Nigeria, expressing solidarity with the Nigerian people and calling for measures to address the escalating crisis. In a message posted on his official account on Sunday, he conveyed his deep concern over the growing frequency of abductions, urging concerted efforts to contain this menace as much as possible.

His remarks come at a time when Nigeria is grappling with a surge in kidnappings for ransom, extending even to areas like the Federal Capital Territory. Residents of estates and border communities live in fear of abduction, highlighting the urgent need for action to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians.

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